New York to Alabama Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; New York City to Montgomery is a very heavily traveled route.
The New York City to Montgomery shipping lane is a 1,041 mile haul that takes more than 15 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from New York to Alabama ranges from a minimum of 866 miles and 14 hours from Manhattan, NY to Mentone, AL, to over 1,492 miles and a minimum of 22 hours on the road from Plattsburg, NY to Mobile, AL. The shortest route from New York to Alabama is along theI-81 S; however, there’s also a more southerly route that uses just I-95 S, passing through New Jersey.
The ‘Empire State’ has an exceptional economic location for New York trucking companies, as it neighbors six states and a number of America’s most prosperous cities. It also shares a border with Canada’s economic centers: Toronto and Montreal. New York’s close proximity to major US cities has created a boom in the freight trucking industry, especially with routes to Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, with their strong automotive, heavy manufacturing, publishing, printing, biomedical, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. Within the state itself, the major routes for New York freight companies are between New York City, Buffalo and Rochester. New York’s geography and climate creates unique challenges in terms of shipping. It has varied terrain with mountains, forests, valleys and lakes—and a number of microclimates. The great variance in weather, between humid summers and bitterly cold winters, poses further challenges, as do New York’s strict commercial shipping regulations.
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Appalachian Mountains and from forests to factory farms, Alabama’s landscape is as diverse as its population. Because it is a southern state, ice and snow are seldom concerns in Alabama shipping. However, the summers can be dangerously hot and the storms can be extreme. Thunderstorms and tropical storms are common, especially in the southern part of the state, and hurricanes and tornados can also be hazards in Alabama freight shipping. The southern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain can be found in the northeastern part of Alabama and can pose shipping challenges, as well.
New York to Alabama Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since New York is mainly industrial and Alabama is largely agricultural, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both New York and Alabama are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments, as well.